[COVID-19] 18 IDEAS TO HELP YOUTH CHANGE WHAT THEY CAN | Social Emotional Learning | Dr. Jackie M. Marquette

“I’m bored.” “I want to see my friends.”“How much longer is this virus going to last?” These are some of the comments I hear from my friends who have teenagers at home. Some kids young and older are taking it hard as they are isolated from their peers. Other teens and young adults face the Read More

[COVID-19] Seven Empowering Actions We Can Give Teens

Hello Everybody With the Stay at Home Order Youth need: -a structure to do school work, exercise, leisure, and task(s) to contribute to the household. -validation for any or all low emotions they feel: anxiety, anger, powerlessness. -a game plan to recognize and name the full range of emotions they experience. -an approach to feel Read More

Teaching Youth with Social Emotional Challenges to Adapt: Transition for Autism and Developmental Disabilities

Hello Advocates, Your work is important to students’ transition. Although many have strengths and capabilities to apply to a career or a job, their social anxiety or fear often prevents job/career goal achievement. One of the most important things a student must show in order to get and keep a job/career, or go to college is Read More

Helping Youth Get Employed | Professional Development | 6 CEU’S

Helping Youth Get Employed | Professional Development | 6 CEU’S Announcing my ONLINE COURSE: ‘How to Engage Youth to Discover their Dream Career and Adapt’ Are you a counselor, educator, or a parent seeking ways to help youth with Autism Spectrum and special needs access their own blueprint for career preparation? With this course, you Read More

9 Ways to Improve Student Transition: Autism Spectrum, Disabilities, and ‘At Risk’

Do you work with students in transition and worry about how they will get or keep a job after high school? This blog will offer new perspective. Briefly I will reveal the problem and next the 9 solutions. Student transition to a job or college in our society operates on the ‘Vertical Approach’, which is Read More

Work Readiness for Students with Autism  Spectrum, Developmental Disabilities, and ‘At Risk’: A Professional Resource Checklist

Work Readiness for Students with Autism  Spectrum, Developmental Disabilities, and ‘At Risk’: A Professional Resource Checklist Check each one that applies. 1. My student/clients can often see good job/career possibilities for themselves. ___________ 2. My student/clients generally rely upon people (natural) supports in the workplace in order to adjust or adapt to their job.  ___________ 3. My student/clients generally Read More

Facing the Fear of Uncertainty

  Mary is a delightful 19 year old woman who has autism. Now that she has graduated high school, she has tremendous fear that is preventing her from pursuing a career goal. Her days are filled with hiding in her room drawing and reading. Although she feels safe there, she really doesn’t like hiding in Read More

Emotional Supports for ASD during Loss

Emotional Supports for ASD during Loss When individuals with ASD face events of loss, emotional supports are necessary to assist their adaptation. Katie was a golden retriever, Trent’s sweet companion dog and friend for 15 years. She left us on December 14, 2016. She became my autistic son’s pet and a member of our family Read More